Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this Policy easy to find, we make it available via the link at the bottom of all pages.

Relevant legislation:

Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

- UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
-EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)

The Information We Collect:

This Policy applies to all information collected or submitted on the Friends of Dorset County Hospital website. On some pages you can make requests and request Friends of Dorset County Hospital to make contact with you. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

- Name
- Email address
- Phone number

It is also possible to make donations via this site. Full terms of use of the donation section of the site are displayed as part of the donation process. The types of personal data that may be collected in this process are:

- Name
- Email address
- Credit card information (only handled by our Payment Gateway provider, Stripe - see

The Way We Use Information:

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We undertake not to retain any of your personally identifiable data any longer than necessary. Data will be retained for the purposes already mentioned in this policy until such time as it becomes no longer valid or you specifically request its removal.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. We will always provide you with a simple way to later opt out later should you change your mind.

What is Personal Data?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data in the UK is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

Who we are and what we need

Weymouth Foodbank will be the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. Our contact details are below. We only collect basic personal data about you which does not include any special types of information or current location based information. This does, however, include name, mailing address, email etc.
Weymouth Foodbank complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

Why we need it

We need to know your basic personal data in order to provide you with information about the work of Weymouth Foodbank, our various projects, and the people whose lives are impacted by them. This may, from time to time, include requests for various types of information or support, or informing you of relevant events.

If you support the work of Weymouth Foodbank financially we need your data to thank you and to process Gift Aid applications or equivalent tax notifications if you are outside of the UK.

We need to communicate with you if you have a particular partnership relationship with Weymouth Foodbank, for example in funding projects, referring clients to our services or receiving referrals from us.

We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need in order to provide and oversee this service to you.

The legal basis for processing your personal data

Your data is processed under the conditions of Article 6, 1(f) whereby processing is ‘necessary for the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject’. Weymouth Foodbank processes data for the purposes of keeping its supporters informed about the work of the organisation, its various projects, and the people whose lives are impacted by them. These supporters either have a historical interest in the work of Weymouth Foodbank or have signed up to receive information about the work and consented to the processing of personal data under the terms of our Privacy Statement and this Policy. We do not do mass mailings or cold calling.

It is in the legitimate interests of Weymouth Foodbank to keep supporters informed, encourage volunteering, encourage financial support and ask for prayer. We believe that in so doing, supporters feel informed, inspired, connected to, and part of the work of Weymouth Foodbank. Without people and funding Weymouth Foodbank would cease to operate and therefore cease to benefit the lives of vulnerable people in Weymouth.

We do not believe that email and postal communications from Weymouth Foodbank are intrusive as they are infrequent, and an ‘opt-out’ procedure is included in all mailings.

What we do with your data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential, and all the personal data we process is processed by our staff or volunteers. No third parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so. We will only share your data with third parties with your consent. We have a Data Protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data.

How long we keep it

Your data will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive information from us. You can unsubscribe at any time via phone, email or our website.

What are your rights?

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. Our Data Protection Officer is Jean=Paul Dervley and you can contact him on 07785 738365

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on +44 (0)303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Our Third-Party Data Processors:

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in the Privacy Policy.

    Google (Privacy policy:

    GURU [Hosting Company] (Privacy policy:​)

    Stripe [Payment Processing] (Privacy policy:

Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

Our contact details:

Weymouth Foodbank, c/o Weymouth Baptist Church. 18 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DT

UK Charity Registration Number 1190974.


Change Log

    16/12/2020 - Privacy Policy revised